MEMOIRS OF A SPECTRUM ADDICT – THE MOVIE
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Based on Andy Remic’s PhD thesis, memoirs of a childhood growing up with the ZX Spectrum – and how it created a writer with 16 internationally published novels (translated into 6 languages) – Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will be a full length documentary feature film (110+ minutes) which is part cinema-style drama (think 1983 re-enactments, Hitchcock-style), part interview with major industry figures, and part nostalgic journey for the people who experienced this life-changing period of Sinclair’s Wonder Machine.
At the age of 13, Andy Remic became obsessed with the ZX Spectrum. He wrote games, he played games, and became World Champion (in his head) at Stephen Crow’s Starquake. His whole world revolved around the Speccy. At home. In the playground. In his programming bedroom. He chatted to Richard Eddy at Crash Magazine. He chatted to Richard Darling at Codemasters. Eventually, his games were reviewed in Crash Magazine, and appeared on the cover cassettes of Crash, Your Sinclair and Sinclair User.
Then came a career in novels – where Rem did a little better, achieving best-selling status in 2003 with his debut thriller novel, SPIRAL, published by Orbit Books. With the publication of his fifth novel, BIOHELL, Rem decided to revisit his roots – and wrote the Spectrum version of his novel (which can now be found on www.worldofspectrum.org [under the adult section, unfortunately, due to a few wee bad words]). More novels followed…. and then Rem got together with Jonathan Smith, Jonathan Smifff, Joffa Smifff, writer of Spectrum classics like Mikie, Hysteria, Cobra, Firefly and Batman: The Caped Crusader. They collaborated on ideas for a movie! Rem would do the writing and filming; Joffa would do animatronics, special effects and gore. It was going to be an awesome project and Rem was privileged to see some of Jof’s short films!!
Their project became a feature film, IMPURITY. Unfortunately, unbelievably, Jonathan Smith passed away in 2010, before filming began.
Now, the plan is to make a feature film documentary/ docudrama celebrating the ZX Spectrum. Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will have dramatic re-enactments! It will have interviews like you’ve never seen before! It will have prominent industry figures! And it will have real people who grew up influenced by the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Please chip in and help out with this Indiegogo campaign. The more money we raise, the higher the production values! This film WILL BE the ULTIMATE ZX SPECTRUM MOVIE of the century!
Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict — A film dedicated to Jonathan Smith.
We need your help with funding. In return, you get perks such as DVDs, unique signed production stills, the chance to be in the movie itself, in-movie promotion of Speccy-related games and products, invites to the premiere of the movie – as well as INVESTOR STATUS for contributions of £500 and over, where you have a chance to make back your investment AND a percentage of profits. The more contributions we get, the higher the quality of movie!! The funding limit specified on Indiegogo is the absolute minimum necessary to get this project going… so please get involved.
We also need help spreading the word. So PLEASE blog, twitter, facebook, tell your friends and family and Spectrum obsessives. There are a lot out there!
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Andy Remic is a novelist and filmmaker. He is part of the collaborative independent film production company, Anarchy Films. We have made one previous feature film, IMPURITY, and are in pre-production for our second supernatural thriller, THE MASK WITHIN.
MEMOIRS OF A SPECTRUM ADDICT is a project of passion and nostalgia by director and author, Andy Remic.
This truly is a film that we believe in.
We believe this is a film that needs to be made. Not just to fulfil nostalgic reminisces, but to help preserve the precious memories of the Spectrum… and immortalise the Spectrum addict; and all those moments in time we had….
You can check out our credentials at:
Anarchy Films: www.anarchyfilms.co.uk
Impurity the movie website: www.impuritythemovie.com
Andy Remic, author: www.andyremic.com
Andy Remic on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6146368/
Impurity on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3401658/